I got an extern job in the NICU! - page 2

Hi everyone! I just found out that this summer I will be a nurse extern in a level III NICU at an amazing hospital that I hope to spend my career in! :yeah:During my interview I told them how much I loved my NICU rotations in... Read More

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    Hey!!
    I am a student nurse who is interviewing for a NICU position as well for an externship. Do you have any advice for the interview/ what did you say when they asked you why you wanted to working in the NICU?
    Thanks so much!

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    How exciting--good luck! I picked NICU as my first choice for my preceptorship in my last semester of school and we should soon find out if we got our first choice. I hope I did because the unit at the hospital I chose does hire new grads, but preference is given to those who precepted there so I am dying to find out if I got in!! I owuld start next month--I would think of it as a working interview and hope to reinforce the contacts I have already made there while shadowing. Congrats and good luck!
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    Kristen how do you apply for a nurse extern job? Do they post them or do you just need to contact the manager? I am in RN school now and am really hoping to get my foot in the door this summer with a job in a hospital and will pretty much take whatever I can get!
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    If you haven't aleady take NRP. Congratulations! Even if you don't get hired right away, you will have great experience for your resume and the chance to network with NICU people .
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    I told the interviewers that all through school I LOVED ICU... I was all about it. But when I got to neonatal ICU something just clicked and I knew NICU was for me
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    @Pfalls -

    I applied to a nurse extern program and specifically applied for a position within pediatric intensive care. I applied last fall, interviewed this Spring and just got word that I was accepted. The information about their extern program was on the hospital website.
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    GreenKji -

    Thank you! No I have not taken NRP. I plan to do that before I graduate! I am very excited for this opportunity... even if they don't hire me when I graduate this is still a step in the right direction
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